The Adventures of Ulysses Mega Bundle - Quizzes, Close Reads, Test, Review Game

The Adventures of Ulysses Mega Bundle - Quizzes, Close Reads, Test, Review Game
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    This bundle includes several editable materials designed to promote active reading, measure reading comprehension and hold students accountable for reading of The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. Continue reading for more details on the materials contained herein.

    Adventures of Ulysses Quiz (Part 1).

    This quiz measures reading comprehension of The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. It features 11 multiple choice questions and includes an answer key. Questions pertain to the following important details in the novel's prologue through the chapter titled "Lotus Eaters":

    ♦ A bribe (inciting incident)
    ♦ An oath agreed to by Helen's suitors
    ♦ The Trojan War
    ♦ The wooden horse
    ♦ An attack on the Island of the Ciconians
    ♦ Ulysses' efforts to save his men from subsequent attack
    ♦ The tossing away of treasures
    ♦ Morpheus
    ♦ A characterization of the Lotus Eaters
    ♦ Ulysses' efforts to remove his men from the influence of Lotusland

    Adventures of Ulysses Quiz (Part 2).

    This quiz measures reading comprehension of The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. It features 12 short answer questions and an answer key. Questions pertain to the following important details in the chapters titled "The Cyclops' Cave" through "Cannibal Beach":

    ♦ The dangers of Polyphemus
    ♦ Ulysses efforts to save himself and his men
    ♦ The eventual escape
    ♦ A flaw in Ulysses' character
    ♦ Polyphemus's plea to his father
    ♦ Aeolus and a gift
    ♦ Another mistake Ulysses makes before arriving home
    ♦ Aeolus's response to Ulysses' mistake
    ♦ Incidents on Cannibal Beach

    Adventures of Ulysses Quiz (Part 3).

    This quiz measures reading comprehension of The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. It features 11 multiple choice questions and includes an answer key. Questions pertain to the following important details in the chapter titled "Circe":

    ♦ A surprising discovery on the island
    ♦ Circe's background
    ♦ Circe's powers
    ♦ Ulysses' unexpected help from a Greek god
    ♦ Ulysses and Circe's arrangement
    ♦ The men's general feelings toward remaining on the island
    ♦ Circe's offer to Ulysses, which is refused
    ♦ A revelation concerning the Land of the Dead
    ♦ Ulysses' decision to leave the island

    Adventures of Ulysses Quiz (Part 4).

    This quiz measures reading comprehension of The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. It features 12 multiple choice questions and includes an answer key. Questions pertain to the following important details in the chapters titled "Land of the Dead" through "Scylla and Charybdis":

    ♦ The death of Elpenor
    ♦ The importance of the white bird
    ♦ The sacrificing of goats
    ♦ The appearance of ghosts
    ♦ Ulysses' new-found knowledge of what has transpired at home
    ♦ Strategies Ulysses must employ to successfully return home
    ♦ Protection against the Sirens
    ♦ Scylla and Charybdis
    ♦ The Isle of the Sun Titan

    Adventures of Ulysses Quiz (Part 5).

    This quiz measures reading comprehension of The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. It features 12 short answer questions and includes an answer key. Questions pertain to the following important details in the chapter titled "Calypso":

    ♦ A warning not to harm the golden cattle
    ♦ 30 days and nights of wind
    ♦ Efforts to scrounge for food
    ♦ Eurylochus and his lie to Ulysses
    ♦ Ulysses means of survival
    ♦ Calypso's magic
    ♦ Calypso's comments about Penelope
    ♦ Penelope's weaving and her attempts to delay a major decision
    ♦ Hermes' arrival and its foreshadowing
    ♦ Calypso's sadness

    Adventures of Ulysses Quiz (Part 6).

    This quiz measures reading comprehension of The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. It features 12 multiple choice questions and includes an answer key. Questions pertain to the following important details in the chapters titled "Ino's Veil" through "Nausicaa":

    ♦ Calypso's help
    ♦ Poseidon's anger at Ulysses
    ♦ The characterization of Ino
    ♦ The characterization of Nausicaa
    ♦ Nausicaa's dream
    ♦ Nausicaa's encounter with Ulysses
    ♦ The oracle's warning
    ♦ The men's conspiracy against Ulysses
    ♦ Nausicaa's trick
    ♦ King Alcinous's generosity

    Adventures of Ulysses Quiz (Part 7).

    This quiz measures reading comprehension of The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. It features 12 multiple choice questions and an answer key. Questions pertain to the following important details in the chapter titled "The Return":

    ♦ Ulysses' return to Ithaca
    ♦ Eumaeus' loyalty
    ♦ Ulysses' new-found knowledge upon returning home
    ♦ The suitors vs. Telemachus
    ♦ The concealing of an identity
    ♦ Argo's reaction to Ulysses' return
    ♦ The antagonistic nature of Eurymachus
    ♦ An archery contest
    ♦ Penelope's agreement to marry the victor
    ♦ Bloody conflict
    ♦ The resolution

    Adventures of Ulysses Quiz Close Reading Worksheet #1.

    This close reading exercise helps students read more actively and analyze the text more deeply to promote improved comprehension of The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. This resource features seven questions and covers the prologue through the chapter titled "The Lotus-Eaters." It highlights several textual passages and references the following.

    ♦ The gods' motivation to have Paris determine which goddess was the fairest
    ♦ Biographical background on Queen Helen
    ♦ Vocabulary in context (tactician)
    ♦ Ulysses' distinct ability to think critically about the consequences of actions, as compared to his crew's inability
    ♦ Ulysses sense of fair judgment during the battle with the Ciconians
    ♦ The author's use of language to establish setting (Lotus Land) and mood
    ♦ Morpheus's observations of Ulysses' dreams and how they foreshadow future occurrences

    An answer key is included.

    This resource aligns well to Adolescent Literacy Project teaching principles. I recommend using these worksheets as the basis for small-group discussions, letting students discuss, debate, and support their reasoning for answer choices. In the role of facilitator, I observe my students becoming more consistently engaged with the novel and taking greater ownership of their learning.

    In addition to helping students gain deeper understanding of the material and greater confidence in their ability to read harder texts, this resource may prepare students for standardized test-style questioning.

    Adventures of Ulysses Quiz Close Reading Worksheet #2.

    This close reading exercise helps students read more actively and analyze the text more deeply to promote improved comprehension of The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. This resource features 10 questions and covers the prologue through the chapter titled "The Lotus-Eaters." It highlights several textual passages and references the following.

    ♦ Defining vocabulary in context: "He knew that unless he found food for them
    very soon he would be facing a ​mutiny."
    ♦ Application of literary devices: simile.
    ♦ Application of literary devices: alliteration.
    ♦ Locating textual evidence in support of a claim: that Ulysses was the only man to maintain an ability to think critically in the face of danger.
    ♦ Deriving meaning: “Nobody….Well, Nobody, I like you. You’re a good fellow. And do you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to save you till last. Yes, I’ll eat all your friends first, and give you extra time, that’s what I’m going to do.”
    ♦ Application of literary devices: verbal irony.
    ♦ Application of literary devices: foreshadowing.
    ♦ Defining vocabulary in context: "I knew you had a ​foxy look about you."
    ♦ Paraphrasing a character's statement: “No one can help he whom the gods detest … What you call bad luck is their hatred, turning gifts into punishment, fair hopes into nightmares. And bad luck is very catching."
    ♦ Defining vocabulary in context: "But according to his ​prudent​ custom..."

    An answer key is included.

    This resource aligns well to Adolescent Literacy Project teaching principles. I recommend using these worksheets as the basis for small-group discussions, letting students discuss, debate, and support their reasoning for answer choices. In the role of facilitator, I observe my students becoming more consistently engaged with the novel and taking greater ownership of their learning.

    In addition to helping students gain deeper understanding of the material and greater confidence in their ability to read harder texts, this resource may prepare students for standardized test-style questioning.

    Adventures of Ulysses Unit Review Game (Jeopardy Style).

    PowerPoint format. Categories include Historical Background, Literary Terms, Key Plot Points, Antagonists, Other Characters.

    Adventures of Ulysses Unit Test.
    This summative assessment measures reading comprehension and assesses analysis of key characters, plot points, and themes contained within The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. This zip file contains both a student copy of the test and an answer key.

    This test addresses the following:

    Character Identification.
    Multiple Choice. Approx. 40 questions.
    ♦ Athena's aid along the journey
    ♦ Ulysses brilliant trick
    ♦ Achilles' warrior status and weakness
    ♦ Menelaus's call to arms
    ♦ Poseidon's relationship to Polyphemus
    ♦ The faithful wife of Ulysses
    ♦ Helen's reputation
    ♦ The enormous whirlpool
    ♦ Paris's judgment
    ♦ A faithful, old dog
    ♦ A loyal swineherd
    ♦ Circe's peculiar abilities
    ♦ Hyperion's background
    ♦ Morpheus and the lotus flowers
    ♦ Helen's suitors
    ♦ Aeolus' efforts to help Ulysses
    ♦ Hermes' role in Ulysses' journey
    ♦ The gullibility of Polyphemus
    ♦ A blind prophet
    ♦ The peculiar talents of the sirens
    ♦ Eurycleia's discovery
    ♦ Telemachus
    ♦ Alcinous's assistance
    ♦ Nausicaa's revelation
    ♦ Poseidon's ire
    ♦ The winner of a contest
    ♦ A character's disguise
    ♦ And more

    True/False.
    Approx. 16 questions
    ♦ The incident on the Isle of the Ciconians
    ♦ The blind seer's prophecy
    ♦ The suitors' feelings toward and plans involving Telemachus
    ♦ The mysterious beggar's plan
    The Odyssey written as a poem
    ♦ Ulysses' status as an unconventional hero
    ♦ The prevalence of epics
    ♦ Ulysses' motivation(s) to fight in the Trojan War
    ♦ Nausicaa's treatment of a stranger
    ♦ The historical link to events in The Odyssey
    The Odyssey as a quintessential journey story
    ♦ The incident with the giant cannibal
    ♦ And more

    Plot Recall.
    Multiple Choice. Approx. 8 questions.
    ♦ The trip to Tartarus
    ♦ The incident involving Polyphemus
    ♦ Penelope's plan
    ♦ The bag of winds
    ♦ The death of Elpenor

    Short Answer.
    Approx. 6 questions.
    ♦ Poseidon's ire
    ♦ Ulysses' intellect
    ♦ A mistake involving the Isle of the Sun God
    ♦ The trick that turned the tides in the Trojan War
    ♦ The mysterious beggar's insult to Penelope's suitors
    ♦ How history was documented and shared in the past

    Essay.
    Two questions.
    ♦ The sharing of epic tales/mythological stories.
    ♦ Ulysses' ability to learn from his mistakes (support with evidence).
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